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The RN- Infection Control Practitioner will be assigned to and will report under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff.
CIC certification is preferred.
Incumbent is expected to attain certification as soon as eligible but within 24 months of hire.
The Infection Control Practitioner is responsible for the implementation, review, and coordination of the facility's Infection Prevention program. The ICP ensures that existing standards and guidelines of applicable professional organizations and regulatory and governmental agencies are incorporated into the program. The ICP reviews relevant public health issues and VA directives and manuals, to integrate into practice, serves as a consultant and resource person regarding infection prevention issues for all facility personnel, collaborates with other healthcare professionals within and outside of the facility, and implements infection prevention education programs. The ICP maintains the overall coordination of the infection control program including but not limited to surveillance, monitoring, trend analysis, education programs, public health department reporting, participation in committee memberships and environment of care; inclusive but not limited to Infection Prevention, Regulatory Compliance , Patient Safety, Quality and Performance Improvement as well as those TBD or assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30m
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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